Belgium – Decrease in swine population

The latest figures published for the livestock census carried out on 15 November 2009 show a 10.6% decrease in the swine population in Belgium, dropping from 6,207,595 head in 2008 to 5,547,134 in 2009.
Tuesday 6 April 2010 (8 years 7 months 15 days ago)
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The latest figures published for the livestock census carried out on 15 November 2009 show a 10.6% decrease in the swine population in Belgium, dropping from 6,207,595 head in 2008 to 5,547,134 in 2009.

Decreases were observed of more than 18% in the number of replacement primiparous gilts, and of 12% in the number of piglets of less than 20 kg live weight.

Big differences were seen between regions, with a decrease in the swine population of 11.4% in Flanders, and an increase of 1.8% in Wallonia.

http://economie.fgov.be/fr/modules/pressrelease/statistiques/economie/resultats_de_l_enquete_agricole_de_novembre_2009.jsp

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